Posted by psgels on 11 September 2008 with categories: RD Sennou Chousashitsu



Short Synopsis: The secretary general gets some more background, while the search for Kushima’s consciousness continues.
Highlights: Extra bit of depth about the secretary general was very much appreciated.
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8/10
Okay, so I’m probably the only one who’s still crazy enough to watch this series without subs. Still, this episode featured a lot of interesting things. It’s slowly getting clearer as to what the heck happened, back in episode 21: apparently, Kushima is experiencing the same thing that Haru went to go through for fifty years at the moment. His brains that were found in the previous episode didn’t carry his consciousness, and only a few programs were left on it. One of them is an emergency AI-program he wrote for himself. It’s a really neat idea, to just be able to automate some of your thoughts, in case your consciousness loses it. In this case, humans have really become like machines, and the only thing that separates androids from real humans is that they’re completely mechanical, and their memory programs are designed to be functional, when compared to the whimsical nature of human brains. That’s one thing I really like about this series. It may have screwed up with its characters a bit, but Masamune Shirou’s setting for this series is rock-solid.

In any case, this episode gave some very much needed background to the secretary general, and shows the moment when she met with Souta, and fell in love with him. From here, we can probably guess that they started working together, and at one point she forced herself onto him. She really feels much more as a balanced character after this episode, but the problem is that this should have been a point of character-development. Instead, this episode just showed different sides of her. This shouldn’t be happening THIS LATE in a series, and there’s still that matter of Jennie’s lack of development. there are only three episodes left, but PLEASE give the guy some depth!

I still haven’t figured out what exactly Jennie is planning, but it seems to have to do something with the artificial island that had been built. And whatever it is, it seems to be in the interest of most of the inhabitants of the island. There also seems to be something that’s threatening the artificial island, which I guess is the same thing that Haru encountered.

3 Responses

  1. Avatar PhuzyBuny says:

    I can’t believe you’re watching this without subs…I wish I could understand more Japanese…Once the subs catch up, I can start enjoying your posts about this series again!

  2. Avatar Vefa says:

    Hullo !
    No, you’re not the only one crazy enough to watch this anime without subs. The difference with me, though, is that I don’t understand a thing as soon as it strays away from the ‘daijoubu’ and ‘taihen desu ne’-types of expressions that form my meager knowledge of Japanese. That’s why you’re to me like a beacon in the night (hrum hrum): I can at least get the the hang of the story with your comentaries. Thanx!

  3. Avatar Patrick Monti says:

    Well these type of ciberbrain, human with mechanical parts and cyborg concepts were used by Shirow 20 years ago in Ghost in the Shell.

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